October 2010

Plague, Day Zero

31 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

Dr. Jane Diamond adjusted the microscope carefully, seeking the elusive structure that seemed to disappear every time she attempted to look at it straight on. It, she suspected, held the key to her research, if only she could document that it really ...

The Crossdresser’s Holiday

28 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

I often hear Halloween referred to as ‘the crossdresser’s holiday,’ in reference to the fact that it’s the one day a year when anything goes, when you can be anything or anyone you want without fear. Of course, this ...

What Are You Supporting, Exactly?

27 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

One of the things that accompanies ‘awareness’ campaigns is the idea that people need to ‘support’ the subject of the campaign in some way. People are sold things like lewd t-shirts and ridiculous rubber bracelets and ...

In Which ATT Infuriates the Author

25 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

I had a lot of plans for this weekend. All of them involved working. Unfortunately, said plans were derailed by the phone company, which, well…let me just show you a copy of the Very Angry Letter I sent them: Dear ATT, I am writing to express ...

Disability and The West Wing

23 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

My epic watch of The West Wing furnished much food for thought. There are all kinds of really interesting and exciting things going on in this show, and one of the things I am particularly intrigued with is the treatment of disability, because there ...

The Noncompliant Patient

22 October, 2010 // 0 Comments

I am what they call ‘a noncompliant patient.’ This is the term that gets used to refer to patients who do not ‘adhere’ to treatment regimens. This is often presented in a way designed to suggest that the patient is willfully ...
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